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Streetcar for Sale

Streetcar for Sale

Oct. 11, 195929 Min.
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Synopsis

This excellent short film written by the magnificent filmmaker duo of Luis García Berlanga and screenwriter Rafael Azcona was to be part of a series entitled Los Pícaros (The Rogues) which was never continued. These two artists were responsible for such masterpieces of Spanish cinema as Plácido and El verdugo (The Executioner). Here, Berlanga and Azcona collaborated for the first time, setting the stage for the post-war “Berlanguiana” vision that would develop. José Luis López Vázquez plays Julián, a seedy swindler, who with his cronies tries to sell a streetcar to a rich but naive farmer, a newcomer to the city. High jinx ensue. With this film begins the great stage of Berlanga’s filmmaking in which he mixes a little social criticism and notes of anti-clericalism with a great deal of farce.
Streetcar for Sale
Original title Se vende un tranvía
TMDb Rating 7 1 votes

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Cast

José Luis López Vázquez isJulián el Toribio
Julián el Toribio
Antonio Martínez isVíctima de la estafa
Víctima de la estafa
Goyo Lebrero isPróxima víctima
Próxima víctima
Luis García Berlanga isComprador de la baliza aerostática (uncredited)
Comprador de la baliza aerostática (uncredited)
Pedro Beltrán isFalso inspector
Falso inspector

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